Challenging our basic assumptions about humor, race, duration, and genre in new music.
In the Kitchen with Peter Schickele (a.k.a. P.D.Q. Bach), Manhattan Monday, March 15, 2004—1:00 p.m. Videotaped and transcribed by Randy Nordschow Photo by Peter Schaaf Composer and Humorist How to Make Music Funny The Birth of P.D.Q. Bach How Classical Music’s Past Can Help Its Future Merging Two Separate Compositional Streams Friends often tell me […]
Monday, February 16, 2004 11:00 a.m.-noon at the American Music Center Videotaped and transcribed by Randy Nordschow Hundreds of Instruments Drummer or Percussionist? Training and Repertoire Nurturing New Work Percussion and Pitch Specific Techniques Last November, I went down to the World Financial Center to hear Steven Schick play John Luther Adams’s The Mathematics of […]
Why percussionists can be composers’ greatest allies.
Finding a new common practice where anything is possible.
The quest for common ground in music seems as fanciful as searching for El Dorado.
Annea LockwoodPhoto by Nicole Tavenner Tuesday, November 11, 20031:00-2:30 p.m. Garrison, NY Videotaped and transcribed by Randy Nordschow Listening to the Environment Music vs. Other Types of Sound Valuing Acoustic Space Becoming a Composer The Glass Concert Piano Transplants Coming to America The Hudson River Writing for Other Musicians Read a complete transcript of the […]
Appreciating my natural habitat
Mixing composition with a day job